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    Central American Golf Championships at Roatan’s Pristine Bay Resort in Honduras

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    ROATAN, Honduras — Pristine Bay Resort and its Pete- and Perry Dye-designed Black Pearl Golf Course are ready to host the Central American Golf Championships, February 28-March 3.

    A field of 180 amateurs from six countries (30 each from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) will battle for men’s and women’s titles in regular and senior divisions. Established in 1943 and regarded as the region’s most important golf competition, the Central American Golf Championships come to Roatan for the first time.

    Participants will concurrently compete in both an individual and team, Ryder Cup-style format. The team event has been won 18 times by Costa Rica, followed by Guatemala with 14 titles. Headline competitors include former touring professionals Geoffrey Schacher (Honduras), Alejandro Villavicencio (Guatemala) and Alvaro Ortiz (Costa Rica). The tournament carries points for the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

    “Our acclaimed Black Pearl golf course will surely prove a worthy test for competitors,” says Luis Pedro Toriello, Chief Operating Officer of Pristine Bay Resort. “We’re excited to welcome all the players, VIPs and spectators to our little slice of paradise.”

    Sponsors of the event include The R&A, Televicentro, Banco Lafise, Tropicars, Pepsi, Cargill, Ron Flor de Caña, Lexus (Corporación Flores), Oakley, Pepsi and Corona (Cerveceria Hondureña). All proceeds derived from ticket sales will benefit the Honduran Foundation for Kids with Cancer.

    Pristine Bay – accessible via direct flights from Houston, Dallas, Miami and Newark, NJ – is ideally situated only 15 minutes from Roatan International Airport (RTB). The resort offers customized packages that include deluxe villa accommodations and golf, as well as delicious local dining, island transportation, zip-lining, deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling and even swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean’s crystal-clear waters.

    For additional information: www.pristinebayresort.com, [email protected], [email protected], or +504 3310 1900.

    About Pristine Bay Resort
    Located on the lush, tropical island of Roatan, 35 miles off the coast of Honduras, Pristine Bay Resort is situated on a 400-plus acre site adjacent to the Caribbean Sea. The azure waters off the coast of the island, enhanced by the world’s second largest barrier reef, provide a stunning backdrop and one of the truly unique settings for golf in Central America.

    Dye Designs, pioneers of the use of Paspalum turf for tropics-based projects, is grassing The Black Pearl with this salt-water tolerant strand known for its environmental compatibility, ease of irrigation and maintenance, and translucent green hue. Its appearance — juxtaposed against the turquoise waters offshore – inspired The Black Pearl’s tagline: “The Best Greens and the Best Blues.”

    Pristine Bay Resort features a wide variety of residential products including: bay view and golf course condominiums, two-, three-, and four-bedroom villa units and one-quarter-acre custom home lots, many with unobstructed views of the ocean. Villas start at $600,000 and range up to $1 million; lots start at $230,000 and range up to $700,000; and condominiums from $348,000 to $700,000. A 155-slip full-service marina located near The Black Pearl clubhouse will provide deep-water access for a wide variety of sea-going vessels.

    Residents and guests will have access to the ocean-front Bay Village at Pristine Bay with boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes and other entertainment options. The 120-room, five-star Resort and Spa at Pristine Bay, to be managed by the Lancaster Hotel Group, is scheduled to open in 2012.

    Getting There: Roatan International Airport (RTB) is served by nine weekly, non-stop flights from the United States (Houston, Atlanta, Miami and Newark) on Continental, Delta and TACA. Flights to the island through the Honduran cities of Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula and San Salvador, El Salvador are also available.

    From WorldGolf.com

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